Volunteer 5We love our volunteers and think you should join in on the fun! Are you interested in neat historic artifacts, exhibit design, leading tours or maybe you’re handy with a hammer? NCHS has many volunteer opportunities that will fit no matter what your talents and schedule. No experience is needed to start!

Opportunities include:

Visitor Services – These volunteers assist at the Treaty Site History Center by staffing the front desk, greeting visitors, answering phone calls, answering basic site questions, and assist visitors with purchases in the Gift Shop.

Tour Guides – Our guides lead tours for adults and kids alike at the E. St. Julien Cox House, Traverse des Sioux Historic Site, and the Treaty Site History Center. NCHS gives tours to a wide variety of groups including school field trips, scouting troops, and other groups of all ages.Volunteer 2

Events & Programming – NCHS strives to provide educational and informative programming for all ages. We are looking for individuals interested in helping plan and execute new educational programming and events at all NCHS sites.

Archives & Collections – Assist NCHS staff with research, digitizing photographs, encapsulating documents, and more! Curatorial volunteers will help with inventory projects, clean exhibits and artifacts, perform basic data entry.

Maintenance & Handymen – Are you handy with a hammer or like working in the garden? NCHS has plenty of opportunities to work inside and outside on various projects. This might include light carpentry work, weeding, snow removal, and general site upkeep at all NCHS sites.

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NCHS staff provides training for all volunteers. All positions are unpaid. If you’re interested send an email to museum@nchsmn.org, or give us a call at (507) 934-2160 to discuss your interests.

Winston Churchill said “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give back.”